Monday, March 2, 2009

Patients are Spending Less on Medications

The current economy is having some serious effects on the nation's healthcare system. More and more patients are spending less and less on their prescription medications. For some, that may lead to the worsening of serious medical conditions (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, COPD). For others, it may impact issues related to lifestyle (e.g., Viagra, Cialis, Levitra) or cosmetics (e.g., Botox, skin creams, etc.)

Chronic medical conditions need to be treated appropriately and if patients are skipping medications or reducing dosages on their own, then this may lead to some serious public health problems. What's the solution?

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